There is nothing wrong with pillowshading; all you need to know is that you can't use most of the time.

Instances where you can use pillowshading:

If you make something and it contains lights behind it, then the light emitating would be centered and thus pillow shaded. Or if you have a spherical object with just one light source straight in front of it without any other lightsources (including reflections).

Other than that it wouldl be more tasteful to not use pillowshading. I hope this answers your question.
And objects that emit their own light. A Kamehameha Beam for example. Torches, light bulbs, etc.

A person's body does not emit light so there's no reason it should be pillow shaded.
To clarify, newbie icon makers find using a light source difficult, they should (as i already posted) use proper lighting techniques.
In response to EmpirezTeam (#21)
Goku is absorbing the light from his lazerz
In response to BeignetLover (#2)
BeignetLover wrote:
I honestly don't see what people have against pillow shading. It's a very useful technique, especially when you use it on characters.

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In response to Zohan98 (#24)
Zohan98 wrote:
BeignetLover wrote:
I honestly don't see what people have against pillow shading. It's a very useful technique, especially when you use it on characters.

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You guys got trolled.
In response to Yut Put (#12)
Yut Put wrote:
BeignetLover wrote:
@Yut Put
I'm a fast learner. At first, I thought pillow shading was a common, and useful technique, but this forum taught me otherwise.




I thought I lost that gif. Going to have to start using it again.
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